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SUNDAY DKCEMBEIt 23, 1E5S
It is one of lluskiiTfi pithy sayings
"... that "the obstinacy of tbe mean man
is in the pronounciation of f and
the obstinacy of the great man in the
pronouucialion ot 'It' This differ
ence may be said to divide all ener
getic men and -women into two gener
al classes, those "who are bent upon
establishing themselves, and those
who are bent upon establishing some
thing which they hold more impor
tant than themselves. Each of thdse
characters may be seen in every sta
tion of life, and in every occupation.
Two men are performing the same
manual labor with oqual industry;
one is calculating how much laboriie
need expend in order to satisfy his
employer and lceep his situation; the
other, while fully conscious that he
is earning an honest livelihood, is al
so interested in the outcome of his
work, and is anxious to see it well
. ' Two men are deeply engaged in
politics; one puts forth all his force
and ingenuity to secure for himself
some coveted position; the other is
equally energetic in pushing forward
a needed refprm, or in securing the
best man for an important post, that
the welfare, of his country may be
promoted. Two scientists are both
earnest in maintaining a recent the
ory, or in diffusing a recent discovery;
one because he hopes thus to lift him
self into notice in the scientific
world and be looked up to as an
authority; the other because he
firmly believes in it and desires tliat
mankind shall benefit by ii. Two
artists are putting forth every power;
. one for the sake of fame, the other
for the sake of embodying hi con
ceptions and giving them io the
world. Two women arc capable
teachers; one is planning sololy io
secure her own promotion; the other
is incited by the idea of olevating
and enriching the young minds in
trusted to her care. Two others are
diligently engaged in works -of char
ity; one in the hope of being called
Lady Bountiful: the other desiring
nothing so much as to lift some of
the heavy burdens of the poor, and
" to let in a ray of sunshine upon tho
afllicted. In ovory case the one is
absorbed with Uio thought of ''I," the
other by the thought of "It." Though
working apparently for the same pur
pose, and using perhaps the same
methods, their aims and aspirations
point in opposite directions, their
hopes and fears are centering around
different objects, and the sncoeaB of
either one alono would Kppnar like
failure to tho other.
Xl uLi tyuaiu at first eight 'that, ifll
the energy of each of these charac
ters is equally expended in the same
direction, the difference of ihoir
secret motives cannot concern any
one but themselves. If their work is
done, and well done, what more has
society to ask? It will be found,
however, that only to a certain point
can any work be performed well when
the aim is wholly selfish. There
comes- a time to each man and to
each woman when his or her own in
terest aud the excellence of the work
seem at least to clash.
Perhaps a larger view would show
that there really is no such conflict,
that eventually the good of the
worker and the good of his work will
be identical. But at present, at
least, we are not always able to take
this larger view, and whenever they
seem to us to come into collision, one
or the other must give way. The
self-seeker has no hesitation. His
own interest is uppermost in his mind,
and if he imagines that is to be pro
moted by slacking his efforts or adul
terating his goods, or giving short
weight or measure, or catering to
what h'e knows to "be a corrupt laste,
or sacrificing some public benefit, the
die is cast, and society is by so much
impoverished and injured. He who
on the other hand keeps his eye fixed
on excellence as the chief gopd, can
stoop to none of these things. If his
own interest is to suffer it must suffer,
for he has higher hopes and nobler
aspirations that he will not sacrifice, j
- - Whatever stands in the way of his !
lest accomplishment must yield, and
thus it is in every case the man who
emphasizes "It," not lie who empha
sizes "I" who is of the highest value
to the world. Every employer knows
- - how to prize a conscientious subor-
.dinatewho makes tho employer's in
" terest his own, and society "will be
dull, indeed, if it does not prize its
conscientious servants, who in every
t walk of life make its best welfare and
. ; happiness their first and main con
cern. The interest in our work, for its
. own sake, is a cultivatablc quality.
"We all possess it in some degree, and
we may all increase it if we wilL cM
dren'mayiib accustomed at an early
take pleasure in the success of
their own effort?, quite apart from
any personal good they may derive
.Irom ii. Tho careful observer .of
' child nature will notice that this is a
V inatural delight, and iB only deadened
and diminished by tho growth of self
. ish considerations. If care is taken
- to make work as cohgenial'as possi
ble,' to prevent its being excessive and
exhausting, and to sympathize and
eoeourage the natural joy of success.
JE&ereiB no reasoQ-whvit.shouid ever
LET THEM COME.
The Canadian authorities have al
ways disputed the accuracy of the
Washington statistics with respect to
the immigration from that country to
tho United States! They have again
and again declared that their publica
tion was an .advertising scheme for
the purpose of attracting settlers to
this country. In a report just made
to the London government the Brit
ish Minister at Washington presents
startling tacts and figures on the sub
ject, which seem to have created a
small panic at Ottawa. Mr. West's
loyalty to his queen and government
cannot be questioned: He says .the
Canadians are coming, coming by
the thousand. How absurd to charge
that onr government has made fake
returns in order to attract immi
grants. America is the Only country
in the world which has no occasion to
hold out inducements on that score.
These eiglft-and-thirty states, with
their marvellous wealth, their won
derful development, their govern
ment of tho people, by tho people, for
the people, are to-day the paradL of
the human race.
A niiiTi was introduced in Congress
last week to provide iorthe classifica
tion and disposition of the fine tim
ber lands belonging to flic public do
main. It withdraws these lands from
sale or other disposal and provides
that they shall not be subject to pre
emption or homestead entry: It di
rects the secretary of the interior to
classify the lands which are chiefly
valuable or saleable for pine timber
and coarse, an appraisal of the pine
thereon, so far as surveys have been
made, and at the value of such lands
by legal sub-division of forty and
eighty aero tracts or fractionals there
of, and all pre-emptions or home
stead entries.' or filings thereof made
after the dale of the approval of this
act, shall be canceled, and the money
paid therefor returned in the manner
provided by law in case of erroneous
sales. It further provides that the
president may from time to time, in
his discretion, by proclamation, au
thorize tho sale of such pine timber
lands In such districts, in 'quantities
and tracts as he deems for the inter
ests of tho government. The sales
shall "be io the highest bidder, for
cash, to be paid upon tho acceptance
of the bid, and the sale shall be sub
ject to the -approval of the secretary
of the interior, and shall be canceled
if it appear that by collusion of bid
ders, or other cause or moanSj a fair
sale lias been prevented. All mineral
lands shall be exempt from the oper
ations of the act.
Womb:; Tightens who think their
sex should occupy the ollicea filled
by men, should road a brief para
graph in the New York Tribune,
which describes how Judge Cowing,
while engaged in trying a case, felt
goniothing nibbling at his ankle, 'and,
bending over, seized a mouse by the
tail and threw him on the floor with
such force that he was killed. Now,
how would a woman on the judicial
bcnch.liave acted under similar cir
cumstances? Why, instead of seizing
the rodent by the caudal appendage
and dashing it to the floor, she would
have grabbed her skirts, yelled mur
der, and tried to climb on the roof of
the building; and during the con
fusion thus needlessly created the
prisoner at the bar would have
made his escape, and when the female
judge had recovered consciousness
she would have found tho fire de
partment making, preparations to
throw 137,000,000 gallons of water in
to the court room.
Sixty years ago two impecunious
Irish families took passage in emi
grant ships, at nearly the same time,
to seek their fortunes in America.
Mr. Gladstone, now priino minister of
England, was then a young student
at Oxford. To-day two sons of the
Irish families referred to, Chester A.
Arthur, anil Philip H. Sheridan, arc
raspectively president of the United
States and lieutenant-general com
maritling the armies of the United
States. This brief statement ot facts
reads like a romance. rThe wildest
fancies of the parents of Arthur and
Sheridan, on sailing for this country,
probably never contemplated such ca
reers for their cbildren.
There will very probably be a dis
pute between Shoshone and Koote
nai counties, L T., as to which county
the new mines are located in. If
seems that the mines are located on
the Cceurd'Alene range of mountains,
and that forms the boundary between
the two counties.
The New York Sun editor does not
know whether'to run Holman br But
ler for the presidency and liums
"How happy would I "be with either,
were t'other dear charmer away."
-otmjFiFTHS of the inhabitants of
heaven are women, according to the.
Eev. Mr. Beecher. This indicates
that it will be a warm day for the ma
joriry)f the male population.
Tho St Paul, Minn., Pioneer-Press
says that 3,430 stores, residences and
public buildings have been erected in
J3t Paul during the year, tho total ex
penditure being 8,103,950.
Laboring men of northern Arizona
upon ranches receive from $30 to 40
per month, teamsters about $50,
while the regular pay for good miners
is about $4 per day.
EvEnf Bepublican presidential
candidate nominated rat- Chicago has
beea elected. 'The'next nomination
tikes place on the 3d of next June A
In Astoria, Dec. 22, lSSJ, at the resi
dence of AuT. Larson, In Rev. B. S.
MacLafferty, C. T. Strom, and Miss C.
P. Beth' Larson.
THE STOCK IIOLIEKS OF THE GAKI
baldi Parking Co w 111 hold a meeting at
I'sf hail of Ahtori-i Longshoremen No. i. In
Aitoria. on the sin day of .Tanuaiy. 181, at
9 a. m. for the purpose of electing officers
for the ensuing year, and to transact such
business h? um conic hfore the meetine.
Astoria. Dee. 21. 1S33. dt
NOTICE IS HEKEBY GIVEN THAT
Alexander Maltman has resigned the
position of superintendent of the Portland
and Astorit Stevedore company. Mr. John
O'Xiel will. hereafter conduct all business
for the said company, as superintendent.
t nsideat A.S. I. 11. C.
MRS. A. MALCOLM'S.
mO CLOSE OCT WINTKU STOCK I WILL
A sell for the nett :tO days all goods at
a reduction of 20 to -SO percent against
former prices. Xow U your opportunity,
Ladies, to secure barons.
Xicolc at the Following lrlce.s.
Indies' Viir Heaver Hals, now $2.00, for
Girls' Moscow Heavers, new. 73 cents, for
Hoys Caps, now 7.c to 51."), foimerly $1
Misses' Howls, now $1.7.1. formerly SaSTu
Infants' Hoods, now 31, formerly $IJX).
Hosiery, now 60c, formerly 75c.
Lnoe Collars ana Fichus, now 25c to $1.30.
formerly Mte to$2.
ldi(v" and Childrens' Linen Collars, now
is to isoe. formerly 2 to 3."c.
Infants' Wool Sacques and Hoots at a re
duction of lo percent.
Fifty: minutes drive from sas
Jose, Cal.. on the Los Gatos Hoad.
Anewo-rooni dwelling house; between
0 and .six acres of choice fruit land. Dwell
hi? built for saloon and store.
The property will be sold at a bargain, as
1 have too much other business to attend to
it. Terms St,coo Jialf cash; balance on
time with easy payments. Apply to
Astoria, Oregon. d W-lm
CI t7E "K (U a v h u j
Proprietor of the leading
Boot and Shoe" Store !
WOXOSAMGXK. , HOXU KAXO.
SUB" SING CO.
HAVE OPENED A CHINESE STORE ON
Chenamus street opposite the Astoria
Hakery, where they will keep on hand
Tea, Si-ssir. Rice, Clilnesc
And FRUITS and VEGETABLES.
Astoria, December Lsr, 18S3.
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY ECDDOCK & "WHEELER. AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of
goods In our line. Estimates Kven and
CaRsstieet.Inrear of I O O F building,
next to Gas Co's ofllce.
INFORMATION OF IMPORTANCE IS
A wanted of Ernst August Nyman,"of Swe
den. Fredrik Holther. of Norway, who are
supposed to be In this vicinltv Information
Is also wanted concerning Anton Olson, of
Sweden, and Andrew Iverson, of Norway,
both drowned on Columbia river last sum
mer. . Any person having Information of
cither ot the above will confer a favor by
addressing ARTHUR WILSON,
Swedish and Norwegian
dCS-lt w-Jt Consul, Portland, Oregon.
' FOR TILLAMOOK.
" ' ' 1 (Weather permitting.
The new Steamer
N. 1. JOHANSEN, - - - Master.
WllllMVA fni. TI I . I . A MOf II.' mi
FOR SAILING DATES AND PAKTICTJ
lars apply to J. G. HUSTLER. Main
street Wharf, Astoria: ALLEN & LEWIS,
Portland ; J. L. STORY Tillamook.
ASSIGNEE OF T. BAILY.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
will apply at the noxt term of the Cir
cuit Court of the State of Oregon, for the
County of Clatsop, to be discharged from
urt her.tiust as assiguee of T. Hailv.
I. W. CASE,
Astoria, Ogn., Nov. IK. 1SSS. d-4w
Fast Sailing Schooner
- ."GEN. BAMTING,"
158 tons register, will leave Astoria, on, or
' tZTIli'IWDAY DEC. 27, 1883.
All freight now in Astoria, or that may be
shipped by the O. It. & N. Co., care of the
bteanier "General Miles," for Gray's Harbor,
prior to the date of sailing, will go forward
without delay. For fmtticr information ap
ply to J. H. D. GRAY, Astoria, Oregon.
JOS. P. LEATHERS
Tarraeriy orer Aradt & Ferchen' Mtchlne Shop
IS BUILDING FIRST-CLASS BOATS IN
the shop formerly occupied by M. John
son on Cncomlv street, one block -west of
nansen Bros' MJ1L Model, Materia! and
Regular Quarterly Examination.
IlUE REGULAR EXAMINATION FOR
. Teachers desirous of securing Clatsop
county certificates will be held at my office
on Friday aud Saturday, the 28th and 29th
last., two doors west of tne Catholic church.
IL SLOOP. .
- .l-td Co, Supt.
II P' I il lllll liimvnJ.iuiii
The public, are invited to call an.l t xamineour innncB.-u
stook of I!o!td;;y Cwl., counistiii.u of
Albums. Scrap Books. Music Folios. Toilet Stands.
Dressing Cases. Fans. Picture Frames.
Oil Paintings, Chromos. Etc.
Wo do not propose to invciIu the imblic either !
false n'jjnvt'Htiilioris nr such iicruicious c!n-trap as the
liurportcd pun-huM r :tn Kustom Uankruja stock at 2."
cents on tlio dolkir. All our tlealinns art; lejiituimte and
above board." In proof of what say and claim, we would
respectfully suggest In tin public to examine and price tin
goods in Other St -' Ix fore coining to tu. and tltus
sjdlsfy themselves of the truth of our representations.
Th.e Tgw "STorls Novelty Store
SIAIX STREET. ASTOIEIA.
You Are Sure
kl y a
Hall5 Office, Library, Parlor, Chamber
and DINING ROOM, in
WALNUT, CHERRY, ASH, AND MAPLE.
We are without a doubt showing the Largest and Most Complete
line of CHAMBER SUITS in this city, unequaled in Design, Work
manship and Finish.
We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of All Designs
and Colors in
Body, Roxbury, and Tapestry Brussels, Throe Plys,
Extra Supers and Ingrains.
Are not excelled fay any
north of San Francisco.
dispensed, and every
convenience for the com
fort of guests.
Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
The Most Complete Establishment in Astoria.
AT. THE ENTRANCE TO THE (3. R & N. DOCK.
X Vo .
STORE ! Sjf
to 1)8 Suited
a H Si.
and Club Room
but the best g
HAM L. PARKER.
Iresii Fruits Vegetables
11 1 T 1 nr B II III "ll IM I III !! I W H ai IWWMWlMOrBgOTWTMnrilf
JTEU applj to Hih Capt-un. or to c
FiiieO-oods - Reduced Prices
Ladies desirous of pre curing Goods
ime quale d in Style and Finish will
take pleasure in examining- our
!, SATIMS and BEESS GOODS.
GENTS' FUKNISfflNG DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the best.
CITY BOOS T'OE.
n-tvs? jist isKCEarasD a ni.uoioTii stock of books.
Th yMts and old, rich anil ioor can all be accommodated.
Agents for the Krantch & Bach and Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and
Western Cottage Organs.
Orders fr ail ittntls of Musie or rnsitrmnents will be promptly filled.
12. F. STETE1SS & CO.,
City Book Store.
THE NEW MODEL
A mil STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
S3- 35.. TT V .US,
Two doors east of Occfdont Hotel. ASTORIA, OREGON.
Jlm Ik. Slntgomery,
(srrrEssoii to jackins & Montgomery.)
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
ClEErWAMCS STKEET, ?."ext toO 1. Parker's Store.
MARTIN OLSEN Sc CO.
FUBNITUBE S BEDDING.
Corner Slain and tfquemoiaa Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER! ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
AI.T, IIIKIS OP FIIRMTDRE REPAIRED AXI TAKKISHED.
GERMANIC BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
Chct Aires Strset. Astohia,
The Beat of Lager 5 Cts. a Glass
Orders lor the
Left at this place will be promptly attend
dNo cheap Sao Francisco Beer sold at
WM. BOCK, Proprietor.
Eben P. Parher,Master.
s2 For TOWING. FllEIGIIT orCHAR-
1. B. PAIUElt.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. YOU
WILL BE PI.EASED.
E. II. IIAWES Is also agent for the
ML latent CooMf Ste
And other flrst-class stoves.
Furnace Worlr. Steam Fit
,.iiiKs. etc.. a specialty.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and flanges
The Best In the market,
ruimuhig goods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic aail Fereiza Cigars of
the best Brands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Cohcomly between Benton and Lafa
lm EORGE GOBLtER.